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Humanities and Social Sciences

Explaining the past, understanding the present, and imagining the future

In the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences we work to understand the story of us.

We are focused on what it is to be human, the complexity of life and culture, and on understanding the interaction of people with each other and the natural and physical world.

We combine expertise across a range of disciplines and apply critical and analytical thinking, as well as scientific and evidence-based approaches, to the big questions affecting us all.

7th Quality of research

2021 Research Excellence Framework

SilverOverall rating

Teaching Excellence Framework 2023

90%Graduates in work or further study fifteen months after graduation

Graduate Outcome Survey

We deliver an outstanding, inclusive education and student experience, co-created with our student body. 

Our research aims to disrupt conventional thought to help us understand our lives and world.

Find out more about our Faculty leadership and the work and research of our schools.

Find out more about the HSS bursary programme

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